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The purpose of having a transport system in plants is to:
Distribute nutrients
Why are mosses found only in damp areas?
Transport vessels did not evolve in mosses
Why are certain properties of water such as adhesion and cohesion important?
Explains how water reaches the top of a tree
Why would organisms develop a transport system?
Nutrients are not in direct contact with each cell
What adaptation is needed in order to create a vascular system in plants?
Specialized cells with lignin in the cell walls
Example of an organism that uses a "source to sink" method of transport:
Pine tree
Why do scientists use "tree rings" to date events in history?
Every year, new xylem is produced based on environmental conditions
What are the structures scattered throughout the stem?
An animal with an open circulatory system has:
A heart but no vessels
The body's main artery is:
Blood on the left side of the heart is:
Pumped out to the Body
Where do erthrocytes, red blood cells, reproduce?
In the bone marrow
What protein is found in red blood cells that help with their function?
What component of blood transports water in the body?
The contractions of the heart are cause by:
Electrical stimulus received from the brain